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Jun
22
comment Resetting $PATH in OS X 10.8
Well, as for Macports, I notice that /opt/local/bin is not in your $PATH which is probably should be. brew, I'm not familiar with. But if you changed your $PATH, you did it by some other means than simply defining a harmless alias (which doesn't even live longer than the shell it was defined in). Check if you changed ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile or similar files, for example.
Jun
22
comment Resetting $PATH in OS X 10.8
"Running $PATH" makes no sense. $PATH contains a colon-separated list of directories. You can't treat that as a command and run it.
Jun
22
comment Resetting $PATH in OS X 10.8
The existence of that alias would have absolutely no effect on brew or port.
Jun
22
answered Resetting $PATH in OS X 10.8
Jun
22
answered how do I know if the number of inodes are already taken?
Jun
21
comment Authoritative name servers and registrar
I'm sure this must have been asked before but I can't find another question, so I guess I'll just answer :-)
Jun
21
answered Authoritative name servers and registrar
Jun
15
comment How to destroy file contents without deleting files
@Ramhound: that's ridiculous. The software to do this might not have been already written, but it's almost trivial to write (though a little more than a one-liner in most programming languages). Of course there is a way to query the size of a file and write exactly that many zero (or random) bytes to it!
Jun
12
comment Leave xterm open after task is complete
The command you are trying to execute doesn't make much sense: it will start a shell under the user user2, and then after the user quits that shell, it will uselessly source a .cshrc file before exiting. Did you mean so source that file inside user2's shell instead?
Jun
7
comment OSX - Using different DNS for different network interface
Think about this: how is it supposed to know BEFORE making a DNS query which interface is going to be ultimately used to forward packets that go to the address that is going to result from the DNS query. Hint: this is easy to solve if you have a time machine for predicting the future.
Jun
7
revised How to edit a remote file with implicit su-ing to another user on remote host
I know this is counts as minor, but I find starting a question with "So" very off-putting, like jumping into the middle of a conversation
Jun
7
suggested approved edit on How to edit a remote file with implicit su-ing to another user on remote host
Jun
4
comment How to make Thunderbird play nice with Google mail
This is not at all a problem between Thunderbird and gmail. It's a problem between IMAP and gmail. IMAP has no concept of tags and it has no concept of the same message existing in multiple folders. Google has no way of communicating to Thunderbird (or any other IMAP client) the fact that two messages in two folders are in fact the same message. There are only two ways around that: use a different protocol than IMAP that supports this, or use an IMAP protocol extension that supports this (if there existed one).
May
31
answered in a browsing session, is it possible that web server initiates the TCP tear-down process?
May
25
answered Port 53 seems to be blocked by ISP - is there a way to override this?
May
25
answered Get IPv6 address of an IPv4 machine?
May
25
answered Fastest method to encrypt large directory in linux
May
22
comment How does TCP get the MSS values for a certain path?
Not necessarily, because the traffic might follow a different route in each direction, and the 2 paths might have different MTUs. However, I'm not 100% sure, but I think TCP makes the assumption that it is symmetric (i.e. it negociates to the lowest value). Making that assumption won't do any harm.
May
22
comment Firefox can't find the file at sip: xxxx
That's very odd because Firefox should either (1) offer to launch an application or do something special if it understands the sip: URI scheme, or (2) give the error message "The address wasn't understood" if it doesn't have knowledge of the sip: URI scheme. Under no circumstances should it try to treat the URI as a file! What is the exact value of the hyperlink you are clicking on to get this error, and how is it generated (is it in an HTML page?)?
May
21
answered How does TCP get the MSS values for a certain path?